Ninja's flossing ends in bloody gums and unimpressed fans

Ninja's flossing didn't quite get the Times Square crowds in New York moving.

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Streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins took a break from saying the N-word and other questionable activities during his special New Year's Eve countdown celebration to try and get the crowds dancing.

Yes, despite his totally flat personality and boring presence, Ninja was chosen as a New Year's Eve hype man by way of Red Bull, possibly a decision made by the same people who keep trotting Jenny McCarthy out year after year despite seeing how bad of a decision it is every time we wrap up another year of our lives.

Ninja broke out in a flossing frenzy when addressing the crowd at his event, who hadn't been very vocal or excited to begin with, and he thought he'd get the 1 million New Yorkers in on some dancing too.

"I wanna see some movement! I'm not seeing enough movement!" Ninja exclaimed while facing a nearly completely stationary crowd. "Oh my God," he laughed, clearly trying to play off the enormous fail that unfolded right in front of his eyes.

True, the crowd was standing in the middle of the pouring rain beneath a video game streamer doing a dance he wasn't even particularly good at. Many of the people celebrating New Year's Eve probably weren't looking to hang out with a guy who's normally in his cozy house streaming a video game, either. Ninja tried to blame the rain too, though. We have a sneaking suspicion it wasn't the rain that kept New Yorkers from flossing.

You may recognize "flossing" as one of Fortnite's popular in-game emotes, but it started out as a reference to the "Backpack Kid's" dance that grew in popularity after he performed his weird dance with Katy Perry during a performance. He's since sued Fortnite over royalties and using the dance without his permission, but that's a whole other story, made even more interesting since it wasn't even his dance to start with.

So, we've already said goodbye to 2018 – hopefully we'll be saying goodbye to flossing next.

Senior Editor

Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

From The Chatty
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    January 2, 2019 2:53 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Ninja's flossing ends in bloody gums and unimpressed fans

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      January 2, 2019 3:59 PM

      Really guys? I’m not the biggest Ninja fan but can’t we be happy Red Bull did a 12-hour gaming stream from Times Square rather than picking on Ninja for trying to get people to dance?

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        January 2, 2019 4:10 PM

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        January 2, 2019 4:42 PM

        It's really a matter Of calling him out on a "Cash In". I don't have a problem with Ninja or Fortnite, However we're Having a clear OVER-SATURATION of both is what i'm getting tired of. Playing him 200k to do a 12 hour stream to Promote RED BULL DRINKS, isn't doing anything GOOD for gaming. He's also not really doing anything for gaming other than capitalizing off it. Sure, i mean i get it, Make that money, but sometimes it's okay to say no, hell sometimes it might even be better to.

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          January 2, 2019 4:58 PM

          “We’re having a clear oversaturation”

          Says who? Why is it oversaturation? Kids and teens fucking love it. He’s not really hurting anyone by doing this, and people find it entertaining.

          I’m not a huge fan of the guys streaming, but a lot of his “critics” in the gaming press frequently come off as jealous, more than anything.

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            January 2, 2019 5:22 PM

            if you don't see the clear amount of Ninja+Fortnite. I don't know what to say.

            The Whole "You're just jealous" Argument is dumb. We're tried of seeing him everywhere, and there's the Whole "He's doing GREAT THINGS FOR GAMING!" when he really isn't.

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              January 2, 2019 5:27 PM

              Your typos make me sad.

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              January 2, 2019 5:35 PM

              I don’t want you all turning Shacknews into the TMZ of the gaming world.

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              January 2, 2019 5:36 PM

              I think maybe the fact that you're in the gaming press means you see a lot more Ninja than normal people do. If I don't go out of my way to watch his stream on Twitch, I would have no idea who he is.

              Ninja is not Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian / Kanye West. He's entirely escapable for normal people.

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              January 2, 2019 5:54 PM

              Who said I didn’t see it? You know what else I see a lot of? Anything that’s popular to the general public. What makes it oversaturated? You never answered that. If he did one less special stream, would he then be adequately saturated? Two less? Took an extra day off every week?

              Also it’s bizarre that you’re calling him oversaturated, and yet I see an article or chatty thread about him on this website at least once a week. If you think he’s too prevalent, then stop covering him. He gets coverage because he’s popular, but then the people who cover him say he’s getting too much coverage?

              And the jealousy argument comes from “He should stop doing stuff for money,” and yet no one gives a reason why. There’s never any argument as to why he should stop or slow down, just that he definitely should.

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              January 2, 2019 6:01 PM

              It's what people want. How's the comment section of this article working out for y'all? Is it what you expected?

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                January 2, 2019 6:03 PM

                Most engagement we’ve seen all day.

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                  January 2, 2019 6:04 PM

                  I guess negative engagement is fine?

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                    January 2, 2019 6:05 PM

                    Are you gonna quit Shacknews over this dumb post?

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                      January 2, 2019 6:14 PM

                      Are we really gonna get snarky because long time community members have a higher standard for articles?

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                        January 2, 2019 6:17 PM

                        No, but this happens every-so-often. Nothing changes.

                        Sometimes we take risks with articles, sometimes they don’t work.

                        One thing I have proven over my years here is the ability to tweak our strategy. If this kind of content actually threatens our long-term growth, I will squash it.

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                          January 2, 2019 6:30 PM

                          If it happens over and over again, then it’s probably not changing as you claimed. Going further and borderline daring a long-standing member to leave the site is not great for long term growth.

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                            January 2, 2019 6:34 PM

                            Not daring him to do anything. Was legitimately asking a question.

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                              January 2, 2019 6:36 PM

                              Your reply to him offering actual legitimate criticism for a junk article is “Are you going to leave the site?” Seemed a little extra spicy to me, especially considering your replies to maulla.

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                                January 2, 2019 6:37 PM

                                Sorry, mancide.

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                                January 2, 2019 6:56 PM

                                Maulla’s entitled whiny NOT MY SHACKNEWS replies are pretty much worse than anything Brittany said in the article. Shitting on my staff is not cool. Disagree sure. Disrespect and you will inevitably get the banhammer.

                                Threadshitting and personal attacks are bannable.

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                      January 2, 2019 8:38 PM

                      No but I will stop reading articles on this site if they continue in this vein

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                  January 2, 2019 6:06 PM

                  Actually my bad, my Apple article thread blew up.

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                  January 2, 2019 6:06 PM

                  I’m all for engagement and you guys getting more views, but is this really the way you want to drive that?

                  I don’t think snarky articles about other people in the gaming community is the way to go, hence my TMZ comment.

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          January 2, 2019 6:05 PM

          Perhaps you should write a well thought out article that conveys your thoughts on his impact on gaming instead of taking cheap shots and attacking him as a person.

          I’m not sure how that would work as a top ten list, though.

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            January 2, 2019 6:19 PM

            Hmm. Should we not take cheap shots at someone who uses racial slurs?

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              January 2, 2019 6:25 PM

              What is the purpose of the article?

              To remind people of a previous negative event?

              To attack his “flat personality and boring presence?”

              To make fun of him for a failed marketing stunt?

              Or, to just make yourself and the site look bad by choosing “all of the above.”

              This isn’t you trying to be a defender of minorities and explain why he’s a bad person. It’s a poorly written excuse to capitalize on a shitty attempt at marketing.

              If you want to make a worthwhile statement about the guy and why you think he’s a bad influence, then write something better.

              This is garbage.

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                January 2, 2019 6:36 PM

                I think I wouldn’t have tore my MCL on that reaction if this article even had a hint of constructive criticism. It was just blatant click bait. What I saw of the stream was extremely toned down from old crazy spaz Ninja. Yea it’s marketing, dude got paid. More power to him. He needs to get it all in the bank while he can.

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                January 3, 2019 12:17 AM

                If you're honestly worried about people's perception of the site, particularity new users, imagine what they'd think if they saw this thread, and posts like this.

                This is potentially far more damaging than the article itself.

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              January 2, 2019 6:28 PM

              So you or none of your friends have ever dropped the soft-A n-word while listening to rap?

              I hope if they did you stopped talking to them immediately and then made a post shunning them on facebook.

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                January 2, 2019 6:39 PM

                He filled in lines he didn't recall with N-words which didn't exist in the song. So no. I nor none of my friends have done that.

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                  January 2, 2019 6:39 PM

                  nor *any

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                  January 2, 2019 6:41 PM

                  You guys are saints. Continue on your saintly journey.

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                    January 2, 2019 6:44 PM

                    The bar for being a saint is certainly lower than I recall.

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                      January 3, 2019 8:26 AM

                      Original definition was synonymous with Christian, and there are supposedly 2 billion of them. Given how shitty the average person is that bar seems pretty low.

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                    January 2, 2019 6:45 PM

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                    January 2, 2019 7:15 PM

                    *I* likely say the word less than Ninja, and I'm black.

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                      January 2, 2019 7:42 PM

                      You understand that Hip Hop and Rap are international phenomenons, right? People are going to say the words that are in the music, that's just what happens. It doesn't mean they're bad people, it just means they don't really understand or care to understand the cultural nuances of when it's ok to say it. It's really the micro-est of microagressions.

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                        January 2, 2019 9:09 PM

                        So you believe there's a time, place, or condition in which it's acceptable to use racial slurs?

                        I'm not sure you thought this statement through.

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                          January 2, 2019 9:14 PM

                          If you think it's ok for rappers to say it, then in fact, you also believe that statement.

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                            January 2, 2019 9:36 PM

                            Are you saying its totally OK to use if you listen to rap? That's like saying that anyone should feel free to drop racial slurs so long as they're not the only one doing it.

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                              January 2, 2019 9:57 PM

                              That's a gross oversimplification of what I'm saying. Context matters is what I'm saying. And given the context in which Ninja said it, phrases like "Streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins took a break from saying the N-word and other questionable activities" are a little extreme.

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                        January 3, 2019 3:31 PM

                        I'm glad you've used your privilege to make this judgement but I'm going to...disagree.

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                January 2, 2019 6:52 PM

                no.

                fuck no. i can't even remember saying that word.

                i can't imagine a scenario where i'd need to say it to anyone let alone to millions.

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                  January 2, 2019 6:56 PM

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                  January 2, 2019 7:48 PM

                  "Need to say it"... that's a weird way to put it.

                  Well you've definitely said it in your head, if you're ever listened to more than a little bit of rap music then played the lyrics back in your head later. That's only slightly less worse than what Ninja did, in my opinion. It's such a fucking non-issue.

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                    January 2, 2019 8:40 PM

                    That's a really weird stance to take.

                    "Who hasn't said the n-word?"

                    "Uh, we haven't."

                    "Bullshit! You obviously have, in your mind!"

                    okay..can't really counter that mind reading argument.

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                      January 2, 2019 9:16 PM

                      My point is that he said it in the context of ad-libbing rap lyrics. Not a big deal, doesn't mean he's a terrible person, so it's not something we need to dig up everytime we talk about him. Context very much matters when you accuse somebody of using the n-word.

                      For example, there are very different degrees of severity between how Pewdiepie used it and how Ninja used it.

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                        January 3, 2019 8:06 AM

                        Meanwhile I'm here wondering how someone can feel comfortable saying it out loud at all in any context. Even in contexts where it might be appropriate, like discussing the word itself with no malice intended, I still don't say it because if I'm overheard and misinterpreted that's simply not worth dealing with. I certainly wouldn't belt it out while singing to an audience.

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                    January 3, 2019 7:58 AM

                    Saying things in your head is different from saying them out loud, to an audience. Why do you need to be told this?

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                January 3, 2019 6:36 PM

                a soft n-word? wtf

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              January 3, 2019 8:19 AM

              No. Why take a cheap shot. There's not much to gain and you lose tremendous credibility from it. Focus on the event itself, not any linkable tangent to cheaply toss in there because it's so easy to cross reference every mistake a popular person has made.

              Is Shacknews looking for a quality response to articles or a cheap one.

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              January 3, 2019 1:37 PM

              I really hate this response... can't seem to put my thoughts into words on this.

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              January 3, 2019 6:40 PM

              i had actually forgotten that he was one of the dudes that used the n-word. it'd hard to keep track of which online celebs have used it these days.

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            January 2, 2019 7:15 PM

            USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST

            Personal attack combined with threadshitting elsewhere in this article thread.

            Have a nice night, Shacknews!

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              January 2, 2019 7:46 PM

              Go ahead and do me a favor and perm me too if that’s the road we are going down.

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              January 2, 2019 8:04 PM

              hm, this is pretty weak. i feel thread shitting is exempt from these article threads. and it wasn't like he's just trying to get a rise out of anyone.

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                January 2, 2019 8:11 PM

                He was replying directly to staff members.

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                  January 2, 2019 8:18 PM

                  I mean if we want to get down to it, the article itself could be considered a personal attack on Ninja.

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              January 2, 2019 8:34 PM

              Hahaha if this had been the only post in the thread he made it would have been funny and fine.

              ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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              January 3, 2019 2:24 AM

              This was a shameful response.

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              January 3, 2019 5:50 AM

              personal attack?

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              January 3, 2019 8:04 AM

              What a petty, sad thing

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              January 3, 2019 8:09 AM

              curious, where was the personal attack?

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                January 3, 2019 8:40 AM

                I’m not sure how that would work as a top ten list, though.

                Is insinuating that shacknews staff isn't capable of writing more than a listicle.

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              January 3, 2019 8:48 AM

              BC, I wub what you've done with this place, but I think you're very much in the wrong on this one and I hope you reasses the situation after a nice nap

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                January 3, 2019 9:19 AM

                Yeah, bad call imo. Criticism is not a personal attack.

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                January 3, 2019 2:50 PM

                Agreed. This is a blatant overreaction.

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              January 3, 2019 1:12 PM

              Lol what a joke

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              January 3, 2019 2:54 PM

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        January 2, 2019 5:59 PM

        The opening line really set the tone. Quality news'n here on shacknews....

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        January 3, 2019 12:38 PM

        I made fun of dick Clark on New Years, i can make fun of ninja too

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      January 2, 2019 4:00 PM

      That's a pretty brutal take that I don't really disagree with.

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        January 2, 2019 4:38 PM

        Yeah, I definitely dislike the dude as a streamer but this comes off as really immature.

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      January 2, 2019 4:28 PM

      I'm so out of touch that I actually thought he was throwing floss to everyone in the audience and encouraging them to use it...

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      January 2, 2019 4:42 PM

      That's usually how my flossing ends, if you consider my dentist a "fan".

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      January 2, 2019 4:55 PM

      BIG be flossing, gig a cover on fortune.

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      January 2, 2019 5:19 PM

      Nothing screams "I am a mature, functioning, self-confident adult" like picking on media created for kids. Next up let's go back in time and make fun of Barney!

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        January 2, 2019 5:25 PM

        I'm pretty sure this new years stream wasn't "Created for kids" I don't think 11 year olds need to pound down Red Bull Energy Drinks.

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          January 2, 2019 5:33 PM

          How in the world did you come to the conclusion Red Bull isn't marketed to teens?

          Doesn't take much searching to find information like "1/3rd of teens 12 to 17 consume energy drinks regularly".

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          January 2, 2019 5:40 PM

          His buddies joked that at the Twitch roast his audience couldn’t get in the theater because it was 17+. Dude might not be everyone’s cup of tea but he’s out in the mainstream media promoting gaming, streaming, and all that with actually a bit of intelligence and branding to get kids hooked in.

          The entire tone of this article came off as jealous.

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        January 2, 2019 5:51 PM

        Barney sucked.

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        January 2, 2019 6:19 PM

        Is Ninja media created for kids? That's so weird, since he's a person and all.

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        January 2, 2019 9:07 PM

        Fuck Barney.

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          January 2, 2019 11:11 PM

          Yeah Barney was a fucking asshole. I'm so triggered now.

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      January 2, 2019 5:40 PM

      Man, i loathe the dude, but i don't think this op-ed was a good idea.

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        January 2, 2019 5:56 PM

        Why do you loathe him?

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          January 2, 2019 6:11 PM

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          January 2, 2019 6:25 PM

          Back when i was sort of playing KotK i used to watch his streams a bit. Every time i tuned in he behaved like a spastic douche that accused everyone of stream sniping. He unknowingly got killed by OPscT, another KotK pro, and immediately said he was using an aimbot, that is, until he found out who it was. He's rage like a little manchild and threatened to ban everyone in his chat that wasn't a complete sycophant.

          That was enough for me.

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            January 2, 2019 6:30 PM

            He has toned that down. Admittedly I only hear his content when he’s playing squads with someone I’m actually watching.

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              January 2, 2019 6:34 PM

              Usually if I’m watching Tim or Courage he seems relatively calm unless there’s some crazy shit happening or Tim falls to his death lol

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              January 2, 2019 6:39 PM

              I’m not a huge fan of his, but I did periodically watch him play pubg and h1z1 before he blew up with fortnite. As grating and entitled as I think he can be, I do think that he has done a good job adjusting to the audience that fortnite brought him.

              The dude isn’t a role model by any measure, but he’s doing mostly the right things to keep his viewer base happy.

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      January 2, 2019 6:00 PM

      The opening sentence, really?

      I love this place but the shit you guys do for clicks is really disheartening.

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        January 2, 2019 6:02 PM

        Lol I read the whole thing. How pathetic and petty.

        I’m not even a fan of ninja, but this was just a really stupid thing to post.

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      January 2, 2019 6:08 PM

      I like the opening line because it's important to always remind people how much human garbage exists in gaming culture.

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        January 2, 2019 6:19 PM

        I also think the article has merit from the perspective of how gaming culture fares when it bleeds into more mainstream culture.

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      January 2, 2019 6:20 PM

      I don't watch Ninja, I don't pay much attention to Ninja, to me he's just another annoying kid receiving wayyyy too much money for doing what he does but I am most certainly NOT his target audience. His stream is not for me, it's for younger people, and that's just the way it is. It's like when my parents HATED the bands I listened to when I was growing up, it's just not meant for them.

      I do find it amusing that they are trying to shoehorn him into a larger wider audience and the reaction was just what I expected, a giant MEH.

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        January 2, 2019 6:43 PM

        “Who the fuck is the anime kid and why is he dancing like a retard”

        -everyone in that crowd

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      January 2, 2019 6:20 PM

      Hhahaha, I had to read the article to see what all the commotion was about... and yeah, that was shameful.

      I think it's fine to hate on Ninja in private, but it should probably stay off the Shack front page.

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      January 2, 2019 6:30 PM

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      January 2, 2019 6:39 PM

      110% of the people in that audience have no idea who he even is please keep shaming him

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      January 2, 2019 6:49 PM

      I still don't understand why this guy is being promoted like he's relevant to anyone outside gaming. He's not even entertaining beyond young kids that enjoy Fortnite, which is totally fine, but it's super strange how he's being mass marketed.

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        January 2, 2019 6:53 PM

        follow the money

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        January 2, 2019 8:58 PM

        He is the public face of fortnite. He is being used in marketing and promotions that make him a known entity and brand outside of gamers. My mother knew who he was in convo over Christmas dinner.

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        January 2, 2019 11:18 PM

        Person and their name gets viewers, companies badly try to utilize this. Repeat ad nauseam. Simple as that.

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        January 3, 2019 8:16 AM

        But he played fortnite with drake!

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      January 2, 2019 6:57 PM

      I see no problem here, nice article.

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      January 2, 2019 7:12 PM

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        January 2, 2019 8:47 PM

        I think you either gotta commit to writing (imo, trashy) hit pieces like this regularly or don't do it at all and commit to a higher standard.

        This piece right here reeks of "Hey, people are Googling about Ninja, let's get in on that sweet sweet SEO"

        Which I suppose is fine if that's the road you want to take. But it feels like shack has a little bit of an identity crisis where it can't decide if it wants to be serious or it wants to be tabloid

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      January 2, 2019 7:20 PM

      I have zero problems with this editorial.

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      January 2, 2019 7:56 PM

      Good op-ed piece. I liked it. Do it for shacknews

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      January 2, 2019 8:56 PM

      I’m going to have to agree with some of the folks here. While the overall goal of the reporting in the article is spot on for the site, there is a lot of personal opinion thrown in there. It’s obvious the author doesn’t like Ninja - but guess what, a lot of people do. So saying ‘Yes, despite his totally flat personality and boring presence,’ is pretty much all the proof that there was bias applied before the article was written. Which is fine - but then getting angry and offended when people question the content and intention of reporting is petty.

      If you want to write stuff like this on shack, that’s fine. I think it should come with an editorial tag instead of a news tag. And make it a pure opinion piece vs. the veil of news with personal attacks.

      And if you want to be a journalist, it’s time to get thicker skin. If you can’t accept critical reaction to your work, don’t post your work on the internet with an anonymous comment system.

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      January 2, 2019 9:00 PM

      I can't floss cause my belly gets in the way :(

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        January 2, 2019 9:13 PM

        That's what programmers refer to as a "misfeature," and I would say you're better off for it.

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      January 2, 2019 9:07 PM

      I dont think a guy who says the n word while trying to rap, and apologized immediately after, should be forever labelled as "The guy who said the n word"

      shit happens, you're on stream, you're trying to show off your rapping skills, you get the worst freudian slip. Ninja listens to a lot of rap of course hes going to accidentally say it in this context. this isnt like pewdiepie who used it as an insult

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        January 2, 2019 11:43 PM

        He can wipe the tears away with a few c-notes I guess. The price of fame!

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      January 2, 2019 9:12 PM

      Good article.

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      January 2, 2019 10:32 PM

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      January 2, 2019 11:14 PM

      This was an interesting and actually very informative article.

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      January 2, 2019 11:22 PM

      It's too bad that the broken nature of the business of being a successful website requires articles like this, at least for now. I don't have any particular problem with this and I don't care about the subject but I'm sure Brittany and the rest of the staff would rather be writing something else. I hope it changes for the better sooner rather than later.

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      January 2, 2019 11:35 PM

      Article gets a 7/10. I got a chuckle out of what is essentially a "video game streamer has limited charisma" op-ed.

      Thread drama gets a 10/10 though. Good stuff.

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      January 2, 2019 11:47 PM

      This article is pretty reminiscent of zergnet/taboola stuff, "Ninja was at NYE celebration and you'll never guess what happened next!". Sure go after him when he does something that warrants it, but I just roll my eyes at this kind of coverage.

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      January 3, 2019 3:01 AM

      So far I've stayed out of these, but fuck it. I've given Shack plenty of praise - including for editorial content - so it's only fair I say it like I see it when I don't like what I see. To me, honest communication a sign of respect both ways, so please don't ban me.

      The article is a very tasteless personal attack and people getting banned for saying so is ugly.

      I do not mean this as a personal attack to anyone. If you are publishing content online you have to be able to take people being honest about it.

      If page views are your only concern and you're willing to put out anything for them, then say so. Publishing an article like this and then banning people for calling you out for it is not a sign of anything good.

      What little I've seen of Ninja, I dislike. I don't have a problem with anyone disliking him as well. But hit pieces like these are shit content.

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        January 3, 2019 5:12 AM

        This is basically my thoughts/opinions.

        I've been meaning to take a break anyways but I ended my Twitch sub after this article. I like a lot of the content here, this is just not worthwhile content IMHO. I've been meaning to support one of my local newspapers/news sites, I guess I'll take the freed up dollars to do so.

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        January 3, 2019 9:00 AM

        As far as I can tell nobody has been banned for criticism, only for threadshitting and personal attacks.

        It is fine to disagree with the bans, but I am not sure there is a need to overreact.

        Of course anytime banning is involved on any site on the internet it is easy to think there is some sort of censorship going on.

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        January 3, 2019 6:24 PM

        Appreciate your input/opinion

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      January 3, 2019 4:51 AM

      Yall need Jesus up in this thread.

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      January 3, 2019 5:05 AM

      I thought the whole thing was funny. What questionable activities did Ninja do?

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        January 3, 2019 7:57 AM

        He sang along with a rap song and doesn't play with female streamers because he knows what kind of shitshow it'll create for his wife.

        You know basically Hitler.

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      January 3, 2019 7:11 AM

      The article didn't need to be written. The video speaks for itself.

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      January 3, 2019 7:40 AM

      HUE HUE HUE

      HAPPY SHACKMAS

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      January 3, 2019 8:02 AM

      Hey, what's going on in this thread.... https://i.imgur.com/D0muhyi.gif

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      January 3, 2019 8:27 AM

      I am firmly in the "this article is trash" camp, but if that is what briefcase needs, then so be it.

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      January 3, 2019 1:32 PM

      It shouldn’t shock anyone to say that Ninja sucks, AND the NYE thing was embarrassing. It certainly doesn’t help the gamer “image.”

      It also should not shock anyone to say the article was of poor quality. I’m sure it was just a quick slap-dash thing to comment on an event while it was still being talked about, but there is a lack of editorial consideration in the copy that bothers me. Had this been a better post, you could have had your “clickbait” and ate it too.

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